Two arrested after stolen van stopped on M54

By Rob Smith | Telford | News | Published:

Two men were arrested after police stopped a stolen van with a stinger.

The van was stopped with a stinger - picture: @CMPG

Police spotted the stolen Mercedes Sprinter in Telford yesterday and stopped it on the M54.

The blue van was stopped at about 6.20am.

A spokesman for the Central Motorway Police Group said: "Our patrols assisted the Operation Patrol Unit for Shropshire in stopping this stolen Mercedes Sprinter with a stinger. Two were arrested."

A stinger, also known as a spike strip, is laid out on the road to stop the movement of a vehicle by puncturing its tyres.

Generally the strip is made up of long metal barbs pointed upwards.

Rob Smith

By Rob Smith

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based at Ketley in Telford.

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